Monthly Archives: May 2019


Welcome, Ms. Jenna Herrington!

Regents Academy is very glad to welcome Ms. Jenna Herrington to its faculty for the 2019-20 school year.

Originally from North Carolina, Ms. Herrington is a graduate of Belhaven University and holds a bachelor’s degree in English. She will be teaching Omnibus and Writing in the Logic School. We are sad to say goodbye to our beloved teacher, Mrs. Sherry Wiggins, but we know that students will enjoy getting to know Ms. Herrington as their new teacher.

Welcome to Regents, Ms. Herrington!

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Welcome, Ms. Emma Terrell!

Regents Academy is glad to welcome Ms. Emma Terrell as its new Athletic Director for the 2019-20 school year. Ms. Terrell is certainly no stranger to our school. A member of the graduating class of 2017, her mother Katrina teaches 4th grade, and her siblings are students at Regents.

We are sad to say goodbye to Jenay Harman, who served as the Regents Athletic Director for the last several years, but we are happy that she is still a part of the school family.

Welcome to the Regents staff, Emma!

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Welcome, Ms. Lina Burklin!

Regents Academy is glad to welcome Ms. Lina Burklin to its faculty for the 2019-20 school year.

A native of Longview, Ms. Burklin comes to Regents after teaching middle school for 8 years at Sakeji Mission School in Zambia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from LeTourneau University and is a gifted pianist. Ms. Burklin will be teaching Omnibus 1 (Antiquity 1), 7th grade science, and Government.

Ms. Burklin is a talented teacher who loves to learn, and we welcome her!

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Daughters of the Republic of TX Essay Winner

Congratulations to 7th grader Sydney Rotramel for her winning essay in this year’s Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) annual contest.

Sydney’s paper about the Siege of Bexar was chosen from among all county-wide 7th grade entries. She will present her paper at the monthly DRT luncheon held at The Fredonia Hotel. We are very proud of Sydney and her teacher, Mrs. Sherry Wiggins.

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TAPPS Award Winners

Congratulations to Regents Academy high school students who recently participated and won awards in various TAPPS (Texas Association for Private and Parochial Schools) state-level competitions, including art, photography, music, drama, and academic contests. We are very proud of their hard work and the awards they received.

Pictured are: Back row (left to right): Zane Anderson – Persuasive Speaking, Vocal Solo Gold Medalist; Ethan Fairley – Art, Calculator (4th), Advanced Math (5th), Number Sense (6th); Nathan Landrum – Social Studies (8th); Mason Baker – Instrumental Solo (Double Bass) Gold Medalist; Mason Rasberry – Mathematics (6th); Skeeter Gilbreath – Art, Vocal Solo Gold Medalist, Jewelry Design (1st), Photography (2nd – color), Prose Interpretation (2nd); Middle row (left to right): Hannah Alexander – Vocal Solo Gold Medalist, Fall Photo Contest (1st, 5th, 8th); Skyler Houser – Art, Ready Writing; Isabella Baker – Duet Acting, Drawing (7th – color), Mixed Media (Honorable Mention); Anna Claire Powers – Art, Mathematics; Shelby Rotramel – Instrumental Solo (Violin) Gold Medalist; Sydney Cunyus – Art, Duet Acting; Ashlynn McBroom -Poetry; Haley McBroom – Original Oratory; Evan Muir – Prose Interpretation, Vocal Solo Gold Medalist;Front row (left to right): Liane Muir – Duet Acting, Social Studies (1st), Vocal Solo Gold Medalist; Abby Powers – Fall Photo Contest (2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th), Textile and Fashion Design (2nd & 3rd), Seek & Sketch (Honorable Mention – Color); Leah Vermillion – Art, Duet Acting; Caroline Alders – Duet Acting, Instrumental Solo (Piano) Gold Medalist; Jess Hill – Solo Acting (2nd); Kaden Harman – Instrumental Solo (Piano) Gold Medalist; Anabelle Terrell – Vocal Solo Gold Medalist; Elise Landrum – Instrumental Solo (Piano) Gold Medalist;Not Pictured: Sydney Bryant – Art, Duet Acting; Lilly Hook – Social Studies (3rd), Instrumental Solo (Piano) Gold Medalist 

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“Education ought everywhere to be religious education”

As Christians we all confess, “Jesus Christ is Lord.” Indeed, He is Lord of all. Therefore, He is Lord of our businesses and our homes and our parenting and every other domain. “For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet” (1 Cor 15:25). We, as Christian parents, must submit to this truth in our own hearts and lives, and then we must parent and educate our children in light of the reality that Christ is Lord of all.

The Lordship of Christ has ramifications for everything in life, and most certainly for how we educate our children. There is no neutral ground. There is no religious/nonreligious divide, despite the insistence of secularists of various stripes. 

E. Ray Moore from the Exodus Mandate says it well:

Timothy Dwight, President of Yale University from 1795 to 1817, said about the importance of a thoroughly Christian education, “Education ought everywhere to be religious education . . . parents are bound to employ no instructors who will not instruct their children religiously. To commit our children to the care of irreligious people is to commit lambs to the superintendency of wolves.” All education has a religious character as it is inescapably based upon views, articulated or not, related to the nature of God, man and the world. Neutrality in education is impossible.

Let’s stay committed to “a thoroughly Christian education,” as those who follow Christ as Lord in all of life.

Lord, give us grace to be faithful to you. Amen.

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